In Senegal, Obama Commits to Boosting Trade

On the first day of his six-day visit to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama joined Senegalese President Macky Sall at a joint news conference where the two heads of state addressed a variety of topics ranging from gay rights to regional security and private investment.
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    President Obama Visits Senegal

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    U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady MIchelle Obama are welcomed by Senegalese President Macky Sall and his wife, First Lady Marieme Faye, upon their arrival in Dakar on Wednesday night. see more »

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    United States Department of State, 28 June 2013

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    United States Department of State, 27 June 2013

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    Human Rights Watch, 27 June 2013

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  • Senegal:  President Sall, President Obama at Press Conference in Dakar

    The White House, 27 June 2013

    Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at joint press conference read more »

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    United States Department of State, 27 June 2013

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    Voice of America, 26 June 2013

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    Deutsche Welle, 26 June 2013

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President Macky Sall and his wife Faye Sall welcome U.S. President Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama.

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  • Senegal Eager to Welcome Obama

    Agence France-Presse
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    24 June 2013

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